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Sr Associate Internal Audit Data Analytics

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Discover Financial Services

Riverwoods, IL

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Job Description At Discover Financial Services (DFS)you will find yourself in the company of some of the industry\u2019s
smartest and most reliable professionals, and at a company that
rewards dedication, values innovation and supports growth. Thrive
in an environment that promotes teamwork and shared success. Join a
company built on a foundation of mutual respect and that
understands rewarding careers like no other. Internal Audit\u2019s
purpose is to provide independent, proactive insights and effective
challenge to protect Discovers brand and reputation, ensure
sustainability, and promote the achievement of strategic goals.
Through its unique perspective (visibility across all aspects of
the company), Internal Audit provides valuable business and control
related insights across all business lines. Internal Audit is
looking for a proactive individual motivated to revolutionize
internal audit processes and provide business risk insights through
the use of advanced analytic technologies. The Analytics Sr.
Associate will be staffed on projects associated with enhancing
internal department procedures using advanced analytics and
utilizing data and analytics technologies to provide risk insights
to the business. The Analytics Sr. Associate will be responsible
for completing the data analytics work associated with each audit
or review. This includes but is not limited to running client
interviews, review of business processes and associated data, use
of analytics or advanced analytics to provide business process or
risk insights, and communication with clients to develop and follow
up on action plans. In addition, the Data Analytics Sr. Associate
may be involved in implementing enhancements to internal audit
methodology using analytics. Audit Requirements:Execute the
following tasks with minimal oversight from the Audit Supervisor or
Data Analytics Manager (when applicable):Demonstrate an awareness
of Internal Audit Data Analytics Methodology by actively
participating, providing data analytics input, throughout each
phase of the audit. Complete assigned data analytics tasks using
department tools, standards, and guidelines within established
timetables with high quality results Understand business processes
and data flows and the associated risks and controls for the area
under review. Utilize this knowledge to develop and execute
effective data analytics to enhance the results of the audit
Demonstrate an understanding of how to translate the rules of the
business into logic\/code independently Negotiate testing results
with the business units with minimal support Demonstrate efficiency
and effectiveness of managing own time with limited supervision to
consistently meet deadlines and audit engagement objectives Possess
an awareness of how various aspects of an audit are related to the
overall scope of the audit Attend\/lead client and internal meetings
associated with the data analytics work Facilitate an understanding
of the overall scope and objective of the analytics work to the
audit team and management Escalate potential findings in a concise
format to the audit lead for discussion Document work papers and
findings in accordance with Internal Audit Methodology or direction
provided by the lead in a concise and logical manner Strategic
Thinking Requirements:(Thought leadership practices):Demonstrate
an ability to multitask multiple audits and other assignments at a
time Participate in special projects or other duties as assigned
Ability to formulate business questions\/problems into analytical
questions Ability to analyze trends and patterns in data and
synthesize and communicate meaningful risk insights to various
stakeholders Develop skill sets by meeting required training and
obtaining advanced degrees and\/or certification pursuant to
department guidelines Desire to work in a collaborative team
environment Flexibility to adapt to changing priorities or
deliverables Exhibit ability to establish and leverage team and
client relationships Build and maintain strong client relationship
by demonstrating knowledge of the clients business environment
Promote a risk-aware culture, ensure efficient and effective risk
and compliance management practices by adhering to require
standards and processes. Skills Technical Requirements:Bachelor\u2019s
Degree in Advanced Analytics, Analytics, Statistics, Data Sciences,
or related analytically related fields 3 years of IT, analytic,
internal audit, or consulting experience. Availability to work
evening hours, when necessary, is required. Open to minimal travel
requirements (5% - 10%) Experience with data, analytical,
statistical, and data visualization software\/tools such as SQL,
Hive, R, Python, SAS, Tableau, etc. Understands data structures,
operational vs analytical data structures, and normalization.
Skills Desired:Experience incorporating external data sources, Big
Data, into analyses to provide business insights Experience
identifying and implementing robotics, artificial intelligence,
machine learning, etc. use cases Practical experience in
compliance, risk management activities, audit, or regulatory
examinations helpful Experience in Financial Services, Banking,
Credit Card or Public Accounting preferred Individuals that have
achieved professional credentials, or are working toward
professional certification preferred (CIA, CAMS, CRMC, CPA, CISA,
or other relevant certification) LI-NB1 We are an Equal Opportunity
Employer and do not discriminate against any employee or applicant
for employment because of race, color, sex, age, national origin,
religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, status as a veteran,
and basis of disability or any other federal, state or local
protected class.

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Company Profile
When we introduced the first cash rewards credit card in 1986, we committed ourselves to meeting the needs of our cardmembers with the best possible customer service - and we still stand by that commitment today. We're building our company by listening to consumers and developing products and programs that help them get the most for their money. Beyond credit cards, our banking and payments businesses offer rewarding products backed by that same commitment to high-quality service that we have had from the start.

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